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PNG votes against US stance

The vote was taken during an emergency meeting which was held on Thursday (21/12/2017) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The vote came after threats by the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, who said Washington would remember which countries “disrespected” America by voting against it.

“The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the general assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation.

Jerusalem: UN resolution rejects Trump's declaration

The text says that any decisions regarding the status of the city are "null and void" and must be cancelled.

The non-binding resolution was approved by 128 states, with 35 abstaining and nine others including Nauru voting against.

It came after US President Donald Trump threatened to cut financial aid to those who backed the resolution.

How did UN members vote?

The Pope and President: Unpredictable pair finally meet

There, at the Apostolic Palace, Trump met with Pope Francis -- finally.

It's a meeting millions have been waiting for, an encounter between two of the world's most intriguing and complex characters: The holy man in white who preaches good news to the poor and the brash businessman in the dark suit who embodies American extravagance.

British woman fatally stabbed by Palestinian in Jerusalem, police say

Paramedics rushed the victim to the hospital, authorities said, but she died shortly after arriving.

Jesus's tomb in Jerusalem undergoes restoration work

The renovation in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre aims to reinforce and conserve the structure.

Rivalry between the three denominations that run the church has delayed work.

But clerics from the Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Armenian churches have put aside their differences, recognising the need to begin repairs.

The work will focus on the Edicule, the ancient chamber housing Jesus's tomb which Christians say stands above the spot where Jesus's body was anointed, wrapped in cloth and buried.

Palestinians and Israel forces clash in Jerusalem, West Bank

And Israeli policemen were injured by firebombs.

In a rare decision, Israeli leaders called up a few hundred border police reservists to beef up security as tensions rise over Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site. One Israeli civilian has been killed in the violence since Sunday.

Israel calls up reservists following holy site violence

The violence killed one Israeli and left several others injured this week.

Tzachi Hanegbi, chairman of Parliament's foreign affairs and defense committee which made the decision in a "special discussion" on Friday, said the additional forces "will help in returning order quickly" to Jerusalem.

There were minor protests on Friday in Jerusalem and in Hebron in the West Bank but on a much smaller scale than in recent days.

VIDEO: Third day of clashes at Jerusalem holy site

A group of protesters had holed up inside the the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, known to Jews as Temple Mount, overnight.

The protesters threw rocks, concrete blocks and fireworks at police, but police managed to open the site for Jewish visitors.

Nearby, more Palestinian protesters gathered and police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse them.

Israel's Christian schools striking over slashing of funding

Christian school administrators accuse Israel of cutting their funding as a tactic to pressure them to join the Israeli public school system — a move they say would interfere with the schools' Christian values and high academic achievements.

The vast majority of Israel's Christians are of Arab descent, and Arab lawmakers joined students, parents and principals at Sunday's demonstration, waving flags and holding banners with slogans such as "Christian schools are not for sale."

Man stabs several people at Jerusalem gay pride parade

This was confirmed by Israeli police and witnesses.

Police said the attacker, Yishai Schlissel, who was arrested at the scene for Thursday's attack, had been released from prison just three weeks ago, after serving a sentence for stabbing several people at the parade in 2005.

Six people were wounded in the attack, two of them seriously, Eli Bin of Israel's emergency service said.